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Firewall Zero Hour for PS VR Impresses at PlayStation Experience

Posted by on Dec 12, 2017

Announced during PlayStation Experience 2017’s opening presentation, Firewall Zero Hour will deploy 4v4 tactical FPS action to the PS VR battlefield. My hands-on demo pointed to an extremely promising game — in fact, perhaps the most promising and exciting VR game I’ve played.

If you’ve ever loved a Rainbow Six or SWAT game, you’ll immediately understand the appeal of Firewall. The pacing is deliberate and methodical; the action quick and decisive. It’s a tense game of cat-and-mouse between two (human) teams. Player communication is paramount, and quick wits will get you further than a quick trigger finger.

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PlayStation Blogcast 270: PSXcellence

Posted by on Dec 01, 2017

We know, we know, we’ve been bad on the podcast front lately. But today, we attempt to make up for it! One week before PlayStation Experience in Anaheim, CA, we welcome a brand-new member of the PlayStation Blogcast team — Kristen Titus! Then we delve into my experiences with The Evil Within 2, one of my personal favorites of 2017.

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PlayStation Experience 2017: Panels, PlayStation Presents and More

Posted by on Nov 29, 2017

Hello hello! Hard to believe we’re only 9 sleeps away from the kickoff of PlayStation Experience 2017, starting with Friday night’s PlayStation Presents. Gulp!

Speaking of PlayStation Presents! The show will commence at 8:00pm Pacific Time next Friday, December 8. If you’ve got an Early Bird ticket, you’ll be able to join us on-site in Anaheim, California.

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PS4 Pro Enhanced Games and Videos Guide

Posted by on Nov 23, 2017

It’s been a whole year since we launched PS4 Pro – how times flies! If you’ve just picked up a PS4 Pro and a 4K TV, or maybe you’re thinking about taking the plunge over the holidays, you’re probably on the hunt for as much 4KTV-friendly content as possible.

So the PlayStation.Blog team put together this guide to help readers new to the PS4 Pro scene. We’ve collected some of the top picks that show off PS4 Pro’s numerous benefits. And with more than 225 available games that deliver an enhanced experience on PS4 Pro, there’s no shortage of content to choose from.

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PlayStation Experience 2017 Update: Here’s the Plan

Posted by on Nov 06, 2017

Now that PlayStation’s big Paris Games Week announcements are out in the wild, it’s time to talk about a little something we like to call PSX! The fourth edition of the PlayStation community event with return to the Anaheim Convention Center in California this December 9 and 10, so if you haven’t already… go get your ticket!

First, a question. Are you currently holding an Early Bird ticket for PlayStation Experience? Good — that means you’ll be granted access to an exclusive presentation at the Anaheim Convention Center the evening of Friday, December 8 starting at 8:00pm Pacific Time.

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Paris Games Week 2017: The Biggest Trailers

Posted by on Nov 03, 2017

What a week! This past Monday saw PlayStation’s Media Showcase divulge a mountain of new game reveals, updates, and other announcements.

Because there was so much to take in, I wanted to offer a “cheat sheet” of the very biggest trailers from the show. If you want an even more comprehensive list of all announcements, see our roundup post here.

What was your favorite trailer?

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Call of Duty WWII: War Mode Deep Dive

Posted by on Nov 01, 2017

September’s Call of Duty WWII beta confidently demonstrated Sledgehammer Game’s vision and gameplay goals. Most notably, a return to the gritty and grounded setting of World War II.

But Sledgehammer’s ambitions extend far beyond a mere change in tone and scenery. With its new War Mode, the studio is looking to contribute a fresh chapter to Call of Duty’s competitive legacy. War Mode pits two teams against each other in a mission with shifting objectives that plays a bit like an FPS tug-of-war, with one sides digging in to hold ground and the other pushing forward relentlessly.

I enjoyed my time with War Modes, so I caught up with Multiplayer Designer Sean Soucy to learn more about the genesis of Sledgehammer’s gritty new gem. Read on, and get ready for November 3!

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Sledgehammer Wants to Make Zombies Scary in Call of Duty: WWII

Posted by on Oct 31, 2017

Sledgehammer is bringing a fresh new perspective to its new Nazi Zombies mode that will ship alongside Call of Duty: WWII on November 3. Like its spiritual predecessors, this Zombies experience is cloaked in mystery and mystique.

Luckily, Sledgehammer’s Cameron Dayton and Jon Horsley are giving us a peek behind the curtain. The basic premise — a four-player co-op battle against waves of murderous zombies — remains intact, but Sledgehammer is intent on adding its own unique fingerprint to the celebrated co-op series. What most struck me was Sledgehammer’s focus on generating fear in the player. Watch our new video interview to learn more about Sledgehammer’s plans.

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